Meet Our Clinical Staff
Carolee Lindsey, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Director of Services
Ms. Lindsey has more than thirty years of experience in the field of social services, acting as a rehabilitation counselor, social worker, clinical supervisor, and in her current role as Director of Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Services at Catholic Charities Maine Counseling Services (CCMCS) and St. Francis Recovery Center (SFRC).
A true collaborator, Ms. Lindsey has enjoyed a strong relationship with the Cumberland County judicial and district attorney’s offices as well as state probation and parole in developing and implementing the Cumberland County Adult Drug Court. In addition, she has worked on numerous successful projects with the Maine Office of Substance Abuse including Co-Occurring State Integration Initiative (COSII) and Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx,).
A graduate of Rhode Island College, Ms. Lindsay went on to earn her master’s in education from Northeastern University and a master’s in social work from Boston College. She has continued to advance her education through professional trainings on such topics as working with personality disorders, hypnotherapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, co-occurring disorders, contingency management, and most recently, acceptance and commitment therapy. She has offered training and coaching in Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, Mindfulness, and Addictions 101.
She serves on the executive board of Catholic Charities Maine and the Maine Association for Substance Abuse Programs and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Abbie Sturm, LCPC, LADC, CCS
Ms. Sturm is the Clinical Supervisor for the Counseling Services program. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor; a licensed clinical professional counselor; and a certified clinical supervisor who has been working in the fields of addiction and mental health for more than 5 years.
She completed her master’s degree in Mental Health counseling at the University of Southern Maine in 2006. She is a member of the SWITCH Federal Drug Court team, and she also runs a criminal thinking counseling group called ‘Responsible Choices’.
Charles Mitchell, MD
Dr. Mitchell serves as Medical Director of Catholic Charities Counseling Services, where he also provides direct care to patients suffering from psychiatric illness and substance dependence. He also serves as Medical Director of Oxford County Mental Health Service, and has a private practice. He is a clinical professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University Medical School and has also been a member of the clinical faculty of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has many years experience working with psychiatric patients and those dually diagnosed with psychiatric illness and addictions, through psychotherapy and medication treatment. He is board certified in Psychiatry and licensed to prescribe Suboxone for addiction.
Jay Burrows, LCPC-C, CADC
Clinical Counselor II
Mr. Burrows has worked in the social services field since 2010, with experience in both residential and outpatient services. He joined Catholic Charities of Maine in June 2011 as a Clinical Counselor at Counseling Services in Portland. Mr. Burrows earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern Maine in 2003. After deciding to make a career change, he returned to school and obtained his master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Southern Maine in 2011.
Brian Dineen, LCPC-C, CADC
Clinical Counselor II
Mr. Dineen has worked in the social services field since 2007, most recently as a clinical counselor serving co-occurring populations. Mr. Dineen joined Catholic Charities Maine in January of 2012 as a Clinical Counselor at Counseling Services in Portland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Southern Maine.
Linnea Purcell, LMSW-CC, LADC
Clinical Counselor II
Ms. Purcell is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and licensed masters’ social worker who has been working in the addictions field for more than 15 years, and mental health field for more than two years. She joined Catholic Charities Counseling Services in the fall of 2010.
Her approach is client-centered and strength-based with an emphasis on establishing an empathetic, safe therapeutic alliance. Ms. Purcell offers extensive knowledge and training in addiction, she works with adults individually and in group setting who are impacted by serious co-occurring conditions, including a variety of mood, and anxiety disorder’s, as well as trauma, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stress, life transition and relationship conflict. She currently runs a women’s group for trauma and addiction, a relapse prevention group and the DEEP group specific for persons seeking treatment due to an OUI.
She holds a master’s degree in social work from University Of New England, in Portland, Maine with a clinical concentration.
Joanne Roy, LCSW, LADC
Clinical Counselor II
Ms. Roy provides Co-Occurring treatment in mental health and substance abuse at Catholic Charities Counseling Services. She wanted to work at Catholic Charities so that she could integrate both mental health and spirituality in her work when appropriate. She has enjoyed working with many clients of varied ages and has great respect for persons willing to look at themselves, formulate goals and work to achieve these changes. She has additional training in trauma work and finds that this work is very rewarding for clients who are ready and want to do this work.
She holds a master’s in divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary and a master’s in Social Work from Boston College and did further work to be fully-licensed as a drug and alcohol counselor (LADC).
Andrea Schachtner, LCPC-C, CADC
Mrs. Schachtner obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with her master’s degree in counseling and enjoys working with people who have co-occurring disorders. She currently works with the Maine State Drug Court which assists clients who have histories of crime and substance abuse.
Meet Our Administrative Staff
Jennifer “Jiffy” Kelley-Young, ADCA
Ms. Kelley-Young joined Counseling Services as an administrative Assistant in October 2006, and has performed as Intake Coordinator for both Counseling Services and St. Francis Recovery Center since December 2009. Her prior work experience includes Landscape Design and working in the Head Start program as a Family Advocate. She enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring new places and many creative activities.
Claudette M. Moore, LPN
Patient Care Specialist
A Licensed Practical Nurse, Ms. Moore has more than 30 years of clinical nursing experience. She joined the treatment team at a Catholic Charities Counseling Services approximately two and half years ago. Ms. Moore works directly with both physicians and clinicians coordinating clinical care, education and support in effort to prepare and assist opiate dependent individuals, who have met evaluation and treatment criteria, and who are seeking recovery through our phased Medication Assisted Treatment Program.
She finds her work at CCCS both challenging and rewarding. “I am both humbled by my patients' struggles and honored to be a part of their work towards a successful drug free healthy lifestyle”.
When not a work, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading, hiking and doing needlework.